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Webster 1913 Edition


Submarine

Subˊma-rine′

,
Adj.
Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea;
as,
submarine
navigators;
submarine
plants
.
Submarine armor
,
a waterproof dress of strong material, having a helmet into which air for breathing is pumped through a tube leading from above the surface to enable a diver to remain under water.
Submarine cable
.
See
Telegraph cable
, under
Telegraph
.
Submarine mine
.
See
Torpedo
, 2
(a)
.

Sub-ma-rine′

,
Noun.
A submarine plant or animal.

Webster 1828 Edition


Submarine

SUBMARINE

,
Adj.
[L. sub and marinus, from mare, the sea.]
Being, acting or growing under water in the sea; as submarine navigators; submarine plants.

Definition 2021


submarine

submarine

English

Adjective

submarine (not comparable)

  1. Undersea.
  2. Hidden or undisclosed.
    a submarine patent
  3. (baseball) Of a pitch, thrown with the hand lower than the elbow.
    • 2005, John McCollister, Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates: Remembering "The Fam-A-Lee", page 109, ISBN 1582618380
      When Peterson saw the unusual pitching motion of Kent Tekulve—the submarine pitcher who threw baseballs as though they were coming right out of the rubber slab on the mound—he was the first of many who tried to change Tekulve's delivery.

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Noun

A submarine.

submarine (plural submarines)

  1. A boat that can go underwater.
  2. A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread.
  3. (baseball) Pitch delivered with an underhand motion.
  4. Any submarine plant or animal.
  5. (informal) A stowaway on a seagoing vessel.

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Verb

submarine (third-person singular simple present submarines, present participle submarining, simple past and past participle submarined)

  1. To operate or serve on a submarine
  2. To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack
    • 2007 April 13, The Associated Press, “Shares Up as Investors Ponder Retail Data”, in New York Times:
      “We’re really at the point of chicken, where the Fed is trying to ward off inflation without submarining the economy.”